Control de la reproducción de camarones marinos (ING)

  • Jorge Alfaro Montoya Estación de Biología Marina, Escuela de Ciencias Biológicas (UNA), Costa Rica


The understanding of basic reproductive biology is necessary for the improvement in the production of shrimp gametes. This presentation will review our current knowledge on subjects like sex determination, hormonal control of maturation, fertilization, and techniques for commercial gamete production and spawning. The controlled reproduction of shrimp is a commercial activity; however, the genetic model for sex determination and sex reversal have not been established. In vitro fertilization and embryo cryopreservation have not been development. Eyestalk ablation is still the only hormonal technique for female maturation, but serotonin treatment could be a new alternative. The advance on spermatophore production and the understanding of the problems involved in its quality are new contributions for the controlled reproduction of shrimp.
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Alfaro Montoya, J. (1998). Control de la reproducción de camarones marinos (ING). Uniciencia, 15(1), 87-92. Retrieved from
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